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Sep 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the caskets off a plane at joint base andrews. president obama called the men patriots. their deaths were not in vain. >> four americans. four patriots. they love this country and they chose to serve it and served it well. they had a mission and they believed in it. they knew the danger and they accepted it. >> the america must keep leading the world. we owe it to those four men to continue the long, hard, work of diplomacy. so we will wipe away our tears, stiffen our spines, and face the future undaunted. >> the murders along with the escalated attacks have increased tensions and accusations on capitol hill. today the white house outlined steps and reacted strongly to increased criticisms of foreign policy. fox news correspondent has that story. >> the white house struck down any suggestion of advanced warning of the libyan attack. >> i have seen that report and the story is absolutely wrong. we were not aware of any actionable intelligence. >> cia director was back on the hill for a second day of high level meetings as the administration faced increased criticism. >> everything
FOX
Sep 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
condemn inn the strong gels determs this outrageous and stroking attack. >> president obama con the attacks, and killing of u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >> we reject all efforts to ten great of beliefs of others, butu there is no justification toj this type of senseless violence. >> reporter: the president then went to the state department to mourn with employees. secretary of state said the lynn indian government was not -- libyan government was not involved. >> a free and stable libya isliy still in america's interest, and security. and we will not turn our backsba on that. >> reporter: ambassador stevensb died trying to get staffers out of the u.s. consulate while the demonsttion, raged outside. while there, attackers fired grenades into the building. >> we strongly conmn this kind of attack.k. >> reporter: mitt romneyep wednesday orhad to defend a statement criticizing the white house's handling of the growing protests which left paul ryan t personally deliver the campaign's looks as.ca >> the loss of mpfour american lives, including our ambassador, jay christopher stevens
FOX
Sep 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in virginia, president obama fired back at romney, who had vowed he would change washington from the inside. >> the change takes more than one term, or even one president. and it certainly takes more than one party. it can't happen if you write off half the nation before you even take office. >> reporter: that's an obama reminder that romney was caught on tape criticizing 47% of americans who pay no federal income tax, but he said feel entitled to benefits. the president made his view clear via satellite to an aarp meeting in new orleans. >> i want to emphasize, medicare and social security are not handouts. you've paid into these programs your whole lives. >> reporter: romney running mate paul ryan got heckled at aarp, when he pushed changes in center health care. >> the first step to a stronger medicare is to repeal obama care. because it represents the worst of both worlds. >> reporter: the new nbc poll puts ryan and romney behind. vice president biden and the president ahead in three swing states. but now there's the tax factor. the revelation that mitt romney paid more than he had to.
FOX
Sep 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
obama's thursday acceptance speech will be held outdoors scheduled for the 74,000-seat bank of america stadium. now organizers are saying right now the outdoor speech is going to go on rain or shine unless there's dangerous lightning or any other kind of severe weather in the area. now the forecast is calling for thunderstorms right now. president obama continued campaign appearances in colorado and ohio on his road to charlotte tour. meanwhile gop vice presidential candidate was on the road as well in a preconvention appearance in north carolina while in three doe, the president gave a preview of some of the themes democrats will be using in the coming week to counter the romney campaign. >> you can choose which path to take. you could choose their plan. don't boo. you can choose to give tax cuts to techs who have already made it, or you can choose my plan. >> can either choose to stay on the path we are on, a path of debt, a path of doubt and decline, a path of joblessness, or we can get things turned around. >> stands to be thousands of people disappointed in that in the
FOX
Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >>> to charlotte where president obama is to take the stage at the democratic national convention. his address comes after a long list of political star power rallied behind the re-election campaign. first lady michelle obama wowed delegates, dignitariys and voters with his speech. and then castro made history as the first latino to give a keynote speech. former president bill clinton brought down the house for four more years and that might be a tough act to follow. tom fitzgerald has more. we know they moved the speech indoors have they worked out who is going in and who is not? >> the word came down that the delegates, attendees and those who had credentials for the convention were going to get into the building and they don't have enough room to accommodate the extra 60,000 people expected to attend the speech in the carolina panthers football stadium, scheduled for tonight and look at this. >> reporter: tonight at the convention, the foo fighters. president obama made his first appearance at the convention last night and following president clinton's speech and remains mostly out of sight
FOX
Sep 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in iowa. >> if president obama were re- elected, we would have four more years. >> in an introduce with fox news, he didn't mince words about the president's convention message. >> i was disappointed with the speech. >> reporter: romney's camp is hoping for a bounce as it launchy a major media offensive, releasing 15 television ads in eight competitive states. though the campaign lags behind in fund raising, the democrats say they're having great success registering new voters, claiming on to have signed up more than 1 million, more than two in 2008. >> i am not just asking for your vote, i am asking the entire country to rally around a set of goals. >> reporter: the candidates have a busy weekend planned in battleground states. the president kicks off a two- day florida bus tour and romney will rev up support in virginia. jennifer davis, fox news. >>> ann romney was in northern virginia courting voters, and spoke to 800. most in the attendance were women. the poll numbers show her husband trails president obama among women and she was trying to change minds. >> what this economy d
FOX
Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
president obama's handling of libya in the wake of the killings of the u.s. diplomats but when one heckler interrupted the former governor today, he abruptly canceled a moment of silence that he had planned. republican presidential candidate mitt romney's bus was met by cheering supporters in a park in the city of fairfax. but the event quickly faced a detour. >> northern virginia could well determine who the next president is. and i hope you make that decision to get me elected. >> reporter: romney said he would start the rally with a moment of silence for chris stevens and three others killed in libya. but did not, after being heckled. >> it is a tragedy to lose such a wonderful. [ overlapping speakers ] -- >> wonderful people that have been so wonderful and appreciate their service for the country. >> reporter: a man in the crowd yelled at the governor, accusing him of politicizing the libyan killings and demanding that romney apologize. the man was shouted down by the crowd and quickly removed. >> i would offer a moment of silence but one gentleman doesn't want to be silent so
FOX
Sep 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in that area for part of the morning commute. >>> politics now. president obama will go to the united nations tomorrow. he'll focus on the wave of anti-american violence that he has called a bump in the road. mitt romney today argued that the violence is more than a bump, it's a crisis and said he would have managed it better. steve handelsman is on capitol hill now with more on this. >> reporter: good evening. running for re-election, president obama is trying to reduce the public perception of a middle east crisis. and a u.s.-israeli controversy. president obama headed to new york where critics are assailing his priorities. he'll address the united nations. but make another cpaign appearance on "the view" like this one in may. instead of meeting one on one with world leaders. no meetings scheduled with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who's angered democrats by publicly demanding a tougher obama stance on iran. on "60 minutes," the president seemed to dismiss netanyahu as noise. >> any pressure that i feel is simply to do what's right for the american people. and i am going to bloc
FOX
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the importance this state holds on election night. there are two dueling events. president obama is at kent state university, mitt romney is in toledo. steve handelsman has news that romney got from ohio today. >> reporter: terrible news for mitt romney and his republicans. no republican has ever won the white house, none, ever, without winning the state of ohio. romney was doing pretty well there, behind by less than 1 percentage point earlier this month. but in the latest ohio poll, romney trails by ten. he's wrapping up his bus tour of ohio, a blue collar state that's must-win for mitt romney. >> there's dignity and honor and meaning in good hard work. >> reporter: but despite romney's work here, many visits, ohio may be moving out of reach. even with the help today of ohio native jack nicklaus who says he's laid off workers from his gulf business. >> we can't afford for mour years like the last four years. i know i sure can't. >> reporter: romney can't afford more polls like today. after he was caught on tape d disparaging the 47% of americans who said feel like victims. "the new york times"
FOX
Sep 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
touches on the democratic national convention in charlotte. in a few days president obama will accept his party's nomination for a second term. craig boswell is in charlotte tonight. >> reporter: democrats, journalists pour into charlotte. president obama narrowly won north carolina in 2008. the event kicks off days after mitt romney's convention. during a campaign stop today, president obama told a crowd in coloado that his policies will keep america moving forward. >> despite the challenge that we face in the new century, what they offered over those three days was an agenda that was better suited for the last century. it was rerun. >> reporter: romney and his running mate maintain the president's policies left the country worse than when he took office. something he disagrees with. >> we know we won't be better off if we strip away protections to make sure you have health care when you get sick. >> reporter: security teams are setting up roadblocks and fences around the city. some put the security measures to the test. protestors gathered for the march on wall street south but that is
FOX
Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, president obama said the regime of syrian leader bashar assad must come to an end. he added in his own words if there is a cause that cries out for protest in the world today, it is a regime that tortures children and shoots rockets at apartment buildings. the president also had strong words for those in the muslim world who promote extremism. steve handelsman is at the united nation news in new york with more. steve? >> reporter: thanks, good evening from new york city. barack obama came to the u.n. primarily, of course, as president, but also as a candidate in a tough reelection fight. president obama aimed his u.n. speech at american voters and at most muslims who he said do not hate. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the u.s. diplomat who loved libya, but who was murdered there. his u.s. consulate in benghazi burned. >> there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> reporter: there was no sympathy from the president. but he called for a deeper look into t
FOX
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, one of the critical swing states for president obama and mitt romney. both candidates held rallies in the commonwealth today. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey spoke to romney in springfield. but we begin with steve handelsman on capitol hill. >> reporter: this was not only in our backyard, it was something unusual, nearly simultaneous rallies by these presidential candidates in the same state. but they looked so much different. president obama's massive and raucous, the one mitt romney staged just south of the beltway, the one i attended, much more laid back, much smaller. some of the romney supporters said they wanted more passion. ten miles from the pentagon, in springfield, virginia, mitt romney spoke to veterans, blaming president obama for the agreement with republicans to slash defense spending if there's no budget deal by january 1st. >> the idea of cutting our military commitment by $1 trillion over this decade is unthinkable. and devastating. >> reporter: romney's polls in this battleground state looked potentially devastating. he's trailing by 3% to 7%. romney b
FOX
Sep 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. he is also wanted a drug charges. >> to presidential politics. now president obama is in new york for a night of politics and late night tv taping while mitt romney mass moved into damage control mode. a tape was secretly released last night. >> reporter: mitt romney went to salt lake city but the focus was on his florida fund-raiser in may that was secretly tamed. romney said there the 47% of americans who pay no federal income tax feel they're victims. >> who believe that they're entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. that it is an entitlement and the government should give it to them. >> reporter: he said they won't take personal responsibility. >> so my job is not to worry about those. they should take personal responsibility. >> republicans like msnbc's joe scarborough are angry at romney. >> chris christie, paul ryan, they would never say that in a million years. this guy is seeming to be, he just seems too insulated by wealth and life experience. >> other republicans say romney drew a useful line. >> we have a campaign in which those that support big
FOX
Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
play a crucial role in the election. and president obama is the likely benefactor of that. the latest nbc news poll shows him well ahead in the key swing states and every ballot cast early for mr. obama is one less voter that mitt romney can win over. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with the latest on this. steve? >> reporter: wendy, thanks. early voting, the official election day is november 6th, but that's actually really the last day you can vote. >> today is election day. >> reporter: in iowa today, michelle obama kicked off what she hopes becomes a stampede. >> are you fired up? are youeady to vote? are you going to go vote right now? >> reporter: the first lady sent voters to a satellite voting site across the street. so they could cast ballots on the spot. early voting started yesterday in this battleground state, and the turnout is breaking records. >> this is well over double what we did four years ago. >> reporter: most of these early voters say they're voting obama. >> well, i think it's because we're all excited and the romney people just aren't that excited. >> report
FOX
Sep 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
plans and continued to drum up support in anticipation tonight from michelle obama's speech. with the delegates in the country first heard from the first lady, four years ago it was under much different circumstances than her appearance tonight will be. the deputy obama campaign manager stephanie cutter told us today that the campaign views mrs. obama as one of the biggest assets into the election. >> four years ago, you know, she was basically unknown across this untry. she isnot a politician herself. she was plucked out of, you know, out of raising her daughters in chicago to hit the campaign attempt so, four years ago in denver, it was really an introduction to the american people of who michelle obama was. >> reporter: well, can you watch that entire interview with the obama campaign deputy campaign manager on www.myfoxdc.com. she also talked about how the campaign got its story together in the wake of governor o'malley's statement about the country being better off than it was four years ago. keep in mind, keynote's coming up tonight as we said the the mayor of san anto
FOX
Sep 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
are less than two months from the presidential election and things may be looking up for president obama. for the first time in four months his campaign raised more money than republican challenger mitt romney. the obama campaign pulled in $114 million last month and the romney campaign $111 million. >>> tonight congress back up on the hill doing their job supposedl but across our region thousands of workers in the defense industry are wondering if they'll still be on the job if congress fails to avoid massive automatic cuts. fox 5's tom fitzgerald following this. this was a concern in july. why didn't it get done? >> congress decided to go on vacation for the month of augustin stead of attending to a laundry list of things that needed to get done. the big question now are over whether or not to extend these bush tax cuts. that falls in line with this government funding bill, but hanging over all this are these cuts that could affect the defense industry and will kick in automatically unless congress finds a way to avoid them. it was back to work on capitol hill, but a looming crisis cou
FOX
Sep 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
thunder and a rainy forecast, they have plans to have president obama accept the nomination outdoors at the football stadium of the carolina panthers, instead, he'll be delivering that indoors at the 20,000 seat arena where the convention is held. president obama arrived in charlotte this afternoon after watching the first lady's speech at the white house last night. this is going to leave a lot of people out of the area here. the bank of america stadium holds more than 70,000 people and time warner holds 20,000. in addition to president clinton, the 2004 presidential nominee, john kerry will be speaking tonight. republican presidential candidate paul ryan was on the road telling supporters in iowa that he expects-- expects clinton's speech to focus on the economy from 20 years ago, which he citizen worse today. from vis van -- chris van holland said president clinton will urge voters to stay the course. >> anyone with acknowledging the president's to do that and we need to make progress. you don't do that to go back to what was done to do this. >> we're going to hear from president
FOX
Sep 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the cartoons but questioned whether the magazine acted responsibly. >>> president obama is taking a slight lead now over republican nom nye mitt romney in the polls. that according to the latest nbc "wall street journal" polls, which have the president ahead by about five points. despite the polls, mitt romney is not backing down from his recently disclosed remarks about americans, and government benefits. if anything, he is underscoring them. steve handelsman is on capitol hill now with the latest. >> reporter: good evening. mitt romney is resisting the demands of those in his republican party who have seen the polls, who have seen the video, and who are pleading with romney to show more warmth and more sympathy to voters, to americans who have had to turn to the government for benefits like social security. mitt romney went to atlanta and stood up to his critics on the issue that's put his campaign in crisis. the record number of americans entitled to government benefits. romney blamed barack obama who he noted in the late 1990s, said he favored government redistributing wealth. >> that will
FOX
Sep 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in washington at the pentagon, americans took a moment to mark the sullen anniversary. president obama and the first lady paid tribute to the victims of the attack at the 9/11 pentagon memorial dedicated on september 11th, 2008, the pentagon memorial is the oldest of the three memorials. for many today it was the place they wanted to be to take time to reflect and remember. fox 5's tom fitzgerald live at the pentagon. tom. >> reporter: brian, you know, this was a different memorial than we have seen in past years. president obama made his address, as you said, this morning to victims' families and pentagon officials, and the memorial itself remained closed until noon today. we can tell you that the size of the crowds we saw today were smaller but it is also true to say that the people who came here told us they still feel very strongly about this place and that day 11 years after 9/11. on a stretch of land just next to the pentagon sits 183 benches bearing 183 names, one for each of the victims that dade here on 9/11. >> i don't know, it's just a wonderful place to sit and reflect. >>
FOX
Sep 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in couple of minutes. >> thanks, doug. >>> race for the white house now. president obama is in ohio. he's trying to increase his appeal in an area that relies heavily on manufacturing. in the meantime, mitt romney is retooling his campaign, in response to wary republicans who are urging him to get specific how he would govern. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with more. >> reporter: more details from romney. thanks, jim, good evening. mitt romney knows time might be running out for him. to turn the polls in places like florida, virginia and ohio. trailing in states he needs to win, with conflict reported inside his campaign, mitt romney tried something new. more specifics. >> i'll pursue a 5% cut in nonsecurity, discretionary spending my first day in office. also cutting subsidies for things like amtrak and the corporation for public broadcasting. >> reporter: romney denied disarray in his headquarters. in an interview with telemundo, to air -- >> our campaign is doing well. frankly, these process stories take away from what's really of concern to the american people. >> reporter: ro
FOX
Sep 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of hispanics, 21%, and the biggest segment on medicare, 18%. obama florida volunteers see sunshine in the latest polls. the president leads mitt romney by 2%, as he came to miami today. mr. obama admitted he failed to deliver immigration reform. >> i have never waivered in my support of comprehensive immigration reform. we did put forward a dream act and was blocked, and that stands in contrast with the other candidate who has said he would veto the dream act. >> reporter: last night at the same forum, mitt romney tried to fix the fallout from the secret tape made in florida in may. romney dismissing 47% of voters. >> my campaign is about the 100% of america. and i'm concerned about them. >> reporter: romney held a rally in sarasota. >> what you have today is a president who says he can't fix washington from the inside. it's time to get a president who understands what it takes to get america working again, and i do. >> reporter: he got help with latinos and seniors from senator marco rubio. >> mitt romney and paul ryan get it. medicare is going broeks. that's not politics, it's ma
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